English citations of earthly

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  • 1678John Bunyan. The Pilgrim's Progress.
    That is it that I said; for to talk of such things is most profitable; for by so doing, a man may get knowledge of many things; as of the vanity of earthly things, and the benefit of things above.
    What you will. I will talk of things heavenly, or things earthly; things moral, or things evangelical; things sacred, or things profane; things past, or things to come; things foreign, or things at home; things more essential, or things circumstantial; provided that all be done to our profit.


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  • [1844], Elizabeth Barrett Browning, “The Virgin Mary to the Child Jesus”, in Mrs. Browning's Poems with Memoir, Chicago & New York: Henneberry, page 267:
    So, let all earthlies and celestials wait / Upon Thy royal state! / Sleep, sleep, my kingly One!
  • 1982, Judson Cornwall, Let God Arise, Power Books, page 44:
    The Scriptures speak of the earth quaking, opening and closing, and crumbling at His command. When God leads His people through the earth He is in complete control of all the earthlies.
  • 1983, Donald R. Jacobs, Pilgrimage in Mission: Mennonite Perspectives on the Christian Witness Worldwide, Eugene, Oregon: Wipf & Stock, page 41:
    The backdrop to the imagery in chapter four is the commonly-held Greek world-view in which the universe has three layers; the heavenlies on top where the obedient spirits lived, the earthlies under that where we live, and the layer under the earth where evil powers planned their stratagems.
  • 2001, Charles K. Bellinger, The Genealogy of Violence: Reflections on Creation, Freedom, and Evil, Oxford University Press, page 46:
    The first form can be broken down once again into two subforms, despair over the earthly or over something earthly, and despair of the eternal or over oneself.
  • 2008, Ryan A. Neal, quoting Jürgen Moltmann, Theology as Hope: On the Ground and Implications of Jürgen Moltmann's Doctrine of Hope, Eugene, Oregon: Pickwick Publications, page 220:
    [] The divine and the earthly are not intermingled, the divine is not pantheistically absorbed into all things, but the divine and the earthly interpenetrate each other mutually: unmingled and undivided.”
  • 2018, Tamar M. Boyadjian, The City Lament: Jerusalem across the Medieval Mediterranean, Ithaca & London: Cornell University Press, page 28:
    He claims that the book directs the believer to let go of the earthly and await God's kingdom in the heavenly.